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Re: PC Games - Good for TV in MAME Cab?
« Reply #40 on: June 09, 2010, 05:39:15 pm »
I wanna throw a plug in for a pretty awesome indie game:
Hydorah
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Really awesome for a recently made game, and it's free!

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Re: PC Games - Good for TV in MAME Cab?
« Reply #41 on: June 11, 2010, 05:54:03 am »
One Must Fall 2097. I love this old fighting game. Runs in dosbox.

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Re: PC Games - Good for TV in MAME Cab?
« Reply #42 on: June 11, 2010, 11:45:20 am »
@opt2not

Holy crap...nice find! *HAVE* to try that as well...lots of gems being linked to on this thread...keep em coming!  :cheers:
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Re: PC Games - Good for TV in MAME Cab?
« Reply #43 on: June 11, 2010, 07:18:28 pm »
Well, I haven't posted any in a while. There are several here:

http://tardis.dk/wordpress/


Omega Race 2006 and Jakoroids I particularly like. I contacted the developer and asked him to make some code changes so the games would be more "cab friendly" and he graciously did within a few days. Try them out and see if you like them as well as I did.
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« Reply #44 on: June 11, 2010, 09:52:39 pm »
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I contacted the developer and asked him to make some code changes so the games would be more "cab friendly" and he graciously did within a few days.

Are these changes in the versions he has for download now or by request only? Some of these look great but the first thing I noticed was strict 1024x768 resolutions on some games and no key mapping.
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« Reply #45 on: June 11, 2010, 10:04:36 pm »
Well the 2 I mentioned work with the default Mame keys now. They didn't before. I believe there are one or 2 others that are the same. I think any that he builds in the future will have the same default keys too.

I never thought about the resolution issue. I been running most of my games on LCD or large PC monitors and haven't run into that prob. Sorry wasn't thinking I guess.

 I do have a gadget out in the shop that allows large resolution games to work on standard CRT TVs. Wonder how these would look with that....
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« Reply #46 on: June 12, 2010, 04:48:49 am »
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I never thought about the resolution issue. I been running most of my games on LCD or large PC monitors and haven't run into that prob. Sorry wasn't thinking I guess.

No problem still some other great games at the sites.

My 2 favourite thanks to this thread right now are Hydorah and Steel Saviour.  The gameplay in Hydorah is awesome and the graphics so/so...Steel Saviour also awesome gameplay but drop dead gorgeous graphics as well...this game shines on a cab like you wouldn't believe.
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« Reply #47 on: June 13, 2010, 11:45:39 pm »
These great suggestions had me searching for more over the weekend...here is another one with fantastic visuals and assignable keys:

Astro Avenger 2
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« Reply #48 on: June 16, 2010, 08:08:49 am »
step mania a ddr style dancing game i would like someone to try out

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« Reply #49 on: June 17, 2010, 06:27:07 pm »
I don't have a certain game but a link to a database of Indie games that might have some gems in them.

http://db.tigsource.com/top
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« Reply #50 on: August 26, 2011, 03:49:57 am »
Snk vs capcom ultimate mugen 2007

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« Reply #51 on: August 28, 2011, 10:45:28 pm »
Super Crate Box (indie game, free) http://www.supercratebox.com/ is a love letter to everything great about arcade games. If I had a horizontal cab it would be in there for sure.
Completed projects: Pac bartop (Plug & Play), 30th Anniversary Pac cab (MAME), Point Blank (PS1), Centipede (arcade hardware- light restore), VS. Super Mario Bros (arcade hardware- light restore) Tetris Cocktail (SNES), Arcade Classics upright (60-in-1, then MAME), Multi-Raiden (arcade hardware). Pac Man vs.(Gamecube),

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« Reply #52 on: October 19, 2011, 02:23:58 pm »
I use the PSX emulator for Blitz and it works great.  Super smooth and looks pretty sharp.  The PSX version of NBA Jam: TE is also great on a cab.  Comparable graphics to the arcade version but with more options like hots spots and tag mode.
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Re: PC Games - Good for TV in MAME Cab?
« Reply #53 on: December 05, 2011, 03:56:46 pm »
Tested, doesn't work
Crimson Skies

My copy is working, and I plan on putting it on my machine.  Can handle all sorts of resolutions, simple controls (PC type or 8-way joystick), addictive gameplay, instant play, simple interface.  Perhaps it was just your copy that had issues?
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« Reply #54 on: December 16, 2011, 05:57:01 pm »
Another that should work is Star Wars: Rebel Assault.  (and the sequel)  While they are far from the highest quality titles, they have a VERY arcade-like feel.
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« Reply #55 on: December 23, 2011, 06:18:39 pm »
Plus NBA Jam Extreme, if you are running Windows 95!  Sadly, it does not work with others.
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Re: PC Games - Good for TV in MAME Cab?
« Reply #56 on: December 23, 2011, 07:13:36 pm »
I'm just curious what CP setups people use for the mechwarrior games.
I would think you would need a ton of buttons.

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« Reply #57 on: December 23, 2011, 07:50:42 pm »
I'm just curious what CP setups people use for the mechwarrior games.
I would think you would need a ton of buttons.

The arcade version uses an analog stick, plus a bunch of buttons.   ;D
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« Reply #58 on: December 23, 2011, 08:59:28 pm »
I'm just curious what CP setups people use for the mechwarrior games.
I would think you would need a ton of buttons.

The arcade version uses an analog stick, plus a bunch of buttons.   ;D

I didn't even think of the arcade version. Played it at chuckee cheese at my nephews birthday and it sucked.
Early in this thread (years ago), a couple people mentioned playing mechwarrior 2 and 3 on their cabs. 
Would love some info on it...

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« Reply #59 on: January 07, 2012, 10:24:09 am »
There was this controller for steel batallion that looks really busy.


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« Reply #60 on: January 08, 2012, 01:26:43 am »
There was this controller for steel batallion that looks really busy.

I think that is the biggest understatement of 2012!
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« Reply #61 on: January 11, 2012, 12:42:03 am »
There was this controller for steel batallion that looks really busy.

I think that is the biggest understatement of 2012!

You guys mock it but damn I want that so bad!
Dreams of a sit down cab with steel battalion, mechwarrior, heavy gear.  MMMMMMMM

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« Reply #62 on: January 27, 2012, 09:38:53 am »
There was this controller for steel batallion that looks really busy.

I think that is the biggest understatement of 2012!

You guys mock it but damn I want that so bad!
Dreams of a sit down cab with steel battalion, mechwarrior, heavy gear.  MMMMMMMM

The coolest part about it is the covered eject button. I havent used mine in years. But apparently, after a quick search, it is possible to use it on the Mechwarrior series on PC.

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« Reply #63 on: January 29, 2012, 10:57:08 pm »
On a site note, can anyone recommend a mechwarrior game?  I haven't played any, but they look interesting...
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« Reply #64 on: March 13, 2012, 04:09:59 pm »
perfect cherry blossom, imperishable night and other touhou-games (i'm not able to configure the keys. has anybody done that?)

+1.  You may not like the strange japanese aesthetic, but if you can get past that I think the gameplay is on par with any other game in this thread.  Just an amazing series for shmup fans.  Here is how I found out about it, this video explains the Touhou games as well as other bullet-hell shooters (danmaku):

http://www.blisteredthumbs.net/2011/02/ycpt-3-18-bullet-hell-games/

More:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Touhou

Newcomers should start with the eight game in the main Touhou series, Imperishable Night, which is arguably the best.  The first five are not so hot.  I don't know about keys, but joystick/gamepad buttons can be reconfigured.

Other suggestions:
GGPO - play fighting games from MAME online when no one's around for local multiplayer
Rondo of Blood - my favorite Castlevania game, runs on a PC Engine CD emulator
Number Munchers - play it again and tell me you're not having fun
Hydorah (mentioned above)
Tumiki Fighters